Linda Cooley-Martin

Linda Cooley-Martin

A funeral Mass for Linda Cooley-Martin will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church in Harker Heights. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Central Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.

Mrs. Cooley-Martin died June 25, 2022, at her home in Spicewood.

She was born Feb. 22, 1956, in Shirley, Mass., to Leonard & Theresia Spring.

Linda’s family settled in Killeen in 1966, where she attended Sugar Loaf Elementary, Nolan Junior High, and Killeen High School, graduating in 1974. While attending the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Linda began her career at First National Bank Texas. Linda received numerous prestigious awards during her 47-year career with First National Bank Texas.

Her most recent awards included: Bank-wide Regional Manager of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2018; as well as retail lending recognition in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Linda holds the bank record for most consecutive months as the number one region in the company. She was a recipient of the bank’s Presidential Coin of Excellence in 2018 and was recognized with 37 other awards during the past decade.

Linda loved traveling to anywhere that included a beach. She also loved shopping, baking cupcakes and brownies, watching her son and grandson play sports, all things Texas Longhorns, Dallas Cowboys, and Texas Rangers, and her English bulldogs, Lily and Lucy.

Mrs. Cooley-Martin was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Theresia Spring.

She is survived by her loving husband of 17 years, Greg Martin; son, Lance Cooley (Natasha); sister, Debra Havens; brother, Karlheniz Leifels; grandchildren, Cash, Aiden, Nellie, and John Austin; step-children, Sara, Natali, and Cristian; nieces, Karin (Roland) and Kelli (Chase); nephew, Kyle (Liz); great-nieces, Martina, Peyton and Skylar; great-nephew, Grayson, and many other family members, friends and colleagues.

In lieu of flowers, please donate, in Linda’s memory, to the charity or organization of your choice.

Visitation for will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. A recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m.

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen will be handling all arrangements.

John Douglas Clay

John Douglas Clay

Memorial services for retired Sgt. 1st Class John Douglas Clay, 77, of Killeen, will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Chisolm’s Family Funeral Home in Killeen. Inurnment with full military honors will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.

Mr. Clay died June 1, 2022, in Killeen.

He was born Jan. 6, 1945, in Brenham.

Chisolm’s Family Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of local arrangements.

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Thomas O’Quinn

Funeral services for Thomas Earl O’Quinn, 66, of Harker Heights, will be held at noon Wednesday at Pershing Park Baptist Church in Killeen. A private family internment will be held at a later date.

Mr. O’Quinn died May 14, 2022, in Harker Heights.

He was born Nov. 14, 1955, in Port Gibson, Miss.

Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service at the church.

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Chisolm’s Family Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of local arrangements.

Hilario Rojas Falcon

Services for Hilario Rojas Falcon, 63, of Killeen, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Young’s Daughters Funeral Home in Temple. Burial will follow at Panteón De El Moral in Piedras Negra Acuna, COAH, Mexico.

Mr. Falcon died May 25, 2022, at his home.

He was born Dec. 3, 1958, in El Moral, México.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Ralph Sebexen

A memorial service for Ralph Sebexen III, 27, will be held at 6:30 p.m Thursday. at Crawford Bowers Funeral home in Killeen.

Mr. Sebexen died on April 26, 2022. He was born on May 30, 1994.

Ralphy is survived by his parents, Ralph and Angela Sebexen; his sister, Jeannie Rose Sebexen; a brother, Robert “Bubba” Stottler; and sister, Amanda Stottler.

Albert Ray Hobbs

Services for retired Sgt. 1st Class Albert Ray Hobbs, 75, of Nolanville are pending with Chisolm’s Family Funeral Home in Killeen.

Mr. Hobbs died May 9, 2022, in Harker Heights.

He was born Oct. 9, 1946, in Bunnell, Florida.

Mary Elizabeth Broadwater

Mary Elizabeth Broadwater

Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Broadwater, 82 of Florence, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen. Interment will follow at Killeen Memorial Park.

Ms. Broadwater died May 8, 2022, in Florence. She was born Sept. 6, 1939, in Roscoe.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Cary Alice Roy

Memorial services for Cary Alice Roy, 87, of Killeen, will be held at 9 a.m. May 3 at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery with an inurnment to follow. Deacon James Rodgers will be officiating.

Ms. Roy died April 3, 2022, at her home.

She was born June 4, 1934, in Cyborg, Maine.

Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert Neal Secrest

Herbert Neal Secrest

Herbert Neal Secrest was born on July 5, 1950 to Dorothy “Dot” and Robert Allen Secrest in Fort Mead Maryland. Neal was raised traveling the country as part of a young military family. When his father would receive orders to serve over seas, Dot and the children would move back to Monroe North Carolina to live close to family. Shortly after his fathers passing, Neal and his family moved to Copperas Cove Texas in the summer of 1966 where he made his home for the rest of his life. Upon arriving in “Cove” he finished up high school and met his HS sweetheart Janet “Jann” Johnson. They eventually married and had a child, Christopher Neal Secrest.

Neal was very active in the family business, Terry’s Furniture and eventually helped to manage Terry’s Fashions, a Cove Landmark at the time. Neal loved meeting people and was blessed with the gifts of a true salesman. Eventually, Neal moved to Terry’s Furniture full time to help run the family store with John McColl. They decided to try to sell a few used cars in the parking lot out front under the old windmill and that’s where Neal found his gift for selling automobiles. From there Neal began a long career with the Billy Young automobile group in Copperas Cove and Killeen. Neal would set sales records year after year, however, what he really loved was visiting with and getting to know his customers who would eventually become his friends.

While working at the Killeen Mall, Neal met Elizabeth Andrade who became his second wife. Neal and Elizabeth were blessed with two children, Elizabeth Aneal and Nicholas Secrest. Neal loved his children and his family. Neal loved to go on hunting and fishing trips with John and he loved old trucks. He spent the better part of his life tinkering with cars and trucks including his prized 1946 Chevrolet pick up truck.

Eventually Neal would meet Pam Spensser and they would travel and enjoy the car show circuit together. Pam loved and cared for Neal as his primary caregiver though the latter part of his life. They loved animals, the outdoors, traveling, and their children and were a gift to one another. Neal’s children would like to offer a special message of thanks and love to Pam for her dedication and love for their father.

Neal inherited the gift of personally knowing Jesus Christ in large part through his Mother, Dot. Neal slowed down later in life and became much closer to Christ. Both his children and his mother witnessed him walk with the Holy Spirit. 

Herbert Neal Secrest was preceded in death by both parents and second father, John McColl.

He is survived by his brother Michael Secrest and wife Jo of New Braunfels TX and sister Janet L. Secrest of Copperas Cove TX. 

Three children: Chris Secrest and his wife Dina of San Marcos, TX, Dr. Elizabeth Dosch and her husband Shawn of Ruidoso, NM and Nickolas Secrest and his wife Anna of Las Cruces NM.

His grandchildren, Abigail and Claire Secrest and Avery Dosch.

A celebration of life for family & friends will be held at a date TBD